Sunday Salon with Wayne Henderson and Helen White

Our hearts are heavy as we learned early this morning (Tuesday) of the passing of our dear friend Helen White. We are all devastated and our hearts go out to Wayne and to Helen's family. We will post the arrangements here as they become available.

A singer, fiddler, guitarist and tunesmith, Helen White toured extensively with Wayne Henderson in the U.S. and Europe. Her compositions included works for theater and video projects as well as a Booklist honored recording of original songs for children. Helen was the founder and served as Executive Director of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program for fifteen years. This important program serves students in 40 mountain counties in 5 states introducing them to their musical heritage through small group instruction in the instruments and music common to the region. Helen was a student at Radford University studying music composition and related subjects.

Photo Credit: Janet Bachman, National Park Service Blue Ridge Music Center

Video of Wayne Henderson and Helen White at River House